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What container are you the most pleased with this year?

(Zone 7a)
There are a total of 58 votes:

I have an unusual color combination that looked wonderful.
(8 votes, 13%)
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I purchased a new container that I love. (what was it?)
(3 votes, 5%)
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I combined plants that I wouldn't normally, and it looked great!
(9 votes, 15%)
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I used containers with my in-ground garden with lovely results. (show us!)
(9 votes, 15%)
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I don't use containers.
(17 votes, 29%)
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Other?. (tell us!)
(12 votes, 20%)
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Previous Polls

Cedarhome, WA(Zone 8b)

I am a total failure at containers, I don't water them often enough. For that reason, the only ones I do have are large self-watering ones on my back deck with grasses in a couple and a Harry Lauder in another. Looks nice and fuss-free.

Sioux City, IA(Zone 4b)

I put Lavender in a container on the deck (something I would not normally put in a container) and put red petunias around it. I love having the scent near by and the purples and reds looked nice together.

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

I have a gouping of containers that is a mixture of colors and it looks great!!

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Prosperity, SC(Zone 7b)

I didi monochromal plantings with blues. I put together hanging baskets of pink white and black, I also put together pinks with brown. I also used lots of foilage plants I have never used before but intend to use more in, inground installations next spring. I am in the process of putting together a boggy container used to be my pond, but alas it is a container (in the ground) I am going to let loosa two elephant ears, Diamond Head and should be a good forgroung planting for a ever red loropetalum...I can't wait...:0)

Well my best containers have finally met their end, something nibbled them back so I just pulled everything out...Hmmm what to put in now, an blank slate leaves me with so many options...But for the end of summer and into the fall I think it will be edibles, carrots in the middle so they can be removed and replaced with a little mum action :0)

This message was edited Aug 17, 2011 4:46 AM

The petunia and supercal hanging baskets, have finally decided they were tired, I am harvesting any seeds tomorrow, and replacing with some edibles seed. The last bit of growing until I clean them out until next spring.

This message was edited Aug 20, 2011 8:18 PM

Lisle, IL(Zone 5a)

My front porch has an old coffee table that serves to hold vintage pots filled with a variety of plants that add color to the area.

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Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

frogymom, luv that! I'm a "vintage" gal myself. Good job! ^_^

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

This is the first year that most of my containers didn't work out. The only thing that worked was my cherry and grape tomatoes in containers on my deck, had a great haul this year.

Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

I never seem to get an eye-popping container. No imagination I guess. I envy those who can put together the bold and the beautiful.

Cedarhome, WA(Zone 8b)

Here's my stab at late-summer, toss it together from Ace Hardware. Maybe that's the answer for me - just buy some annuals when they have some size and stuff them in the pot, enjoy for a month or so, then away for winter. The grass and Harry in the background are permanent residents, the front pot is meant to be a color accent.

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Alexandria, IN(Zone 6a)

I am pleased with the Lantana, Begonia, and Orchid.

Oviedo, FL(Zone 9b)

I have a large container in a small bed next to my garage door. It has a sedum growing in it from a friend and I put annuals in it as well. It always has the first pansies of the season. right now it has got Nasturtium Alaska, the revitalized pansies and a miniature pink rose bush I got on clearance at the grocery store. The rose is in its second flush of bloom and has been really successful. I am going to leave it there for the winter and see what happens! The bed in the ground has tulips, daylilies and a smallish hosta border. It's the first garden you see when you come out of my kitchen door. It always cheers me up.

(Tammie) Odessa, TX(Zone 7b)

This year,.... I am happy with ANYTHING that survives in a container. The heat, low humidity and lack of rain has absolutely cooked just about everything inspite of watering.I have one potato vine growing moderately well, one struggling, a bouganvilla and two walmart hibiscus that are struggling to survive. That is it out of about 40 plants that were in containers.. the rest are skeletons.... I will leave them until next year and start over when the rains return.. some day.

Sioux City, IA(Zone 4b)

bummer LhasaLover :( 40 plants is a lot of plants, hope rain is soon coming your way.

Central, LA(Zone 8b)

This is my favorite.

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Kure Beach, NC(Zone 9a)

Jeri - that is wonderful!
I voted that I have a new great container. Actually, there are four. I bought them on clearance with the intention of painting them.
Here's a shot of the before and the new pink pots. The other two were painted by priming with white, then splattering on dark green and finally covering with a maroon.

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(Tammie) Odessa, TX(Zone 7b)

I love the big pink pots! I wish I could find such nice pots.. and afford them! I would kill myself moving them inside in the winter.

Hanceville, AL(Zone 7a)

I cleaned and used the old ones.

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

My front porch has been awesome this year with the combination of caladiums and coleus.

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(Tammie) Odessa, TX(Zone 7b)

That is a stunning display! Does your porch stop traffic?

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

I'm 300 feet off the highway and traffic goes at 55 mph in a rural area, so no, it's just for me.

I have a pair of these flanking my front door.

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Nyssa, OR(Zone 6a)

I tried SmartPots that are pots constructed of geotextile fabric. No weeds and everything has grown wonderfully in them. I have a 5' tall tomato in a 10 gallon one that is doing great and 4 squash plants spilling out of a 25 gallon one. They are reusable and I've got lots of plans for next year. Especially being able to haul those tender perennials back and forth from a greenhouse.

Oviedo, FL(Zone 9b)

lovely display melody!

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)


central, NJ(Zone 6b)

GORGEOUS, Melody!!!

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